Buy SearchWP

Purchase a license below and instantly improve search on your WordPress site without writing a line of code

  • License for unlimited sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*



Most popular!

  • License for 5 sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


  • License for 1 site
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


You may upgrade your license at any time, just pay the difference in cost!

* Licenses will automatically renew at a 20% discount one calendar year after purchase. This can be cancelled at any time.


14 Day Full Refund Policy

If SearchWP does not work as advertised & a support ticket (required) goes unresolved you are entitled to a full refund. More info »

Customer Testimonials

The only way to search text within PDFs

“My website contains an archive of digitised historic journals – hundreds of PDFs. Using Search WP allowed me to build an advanced search, index all PDF content, and returning matching results in a highly customisable format. Top notch support too!”

Finally Found a WordPress Search That Works

“Having run a site with tons of content in it, search is important to my readers. I’ve tried so many plugins for search that, well, that just didn’t cut it. When I hit upon SearchWP my “search” was over. Excellent results and control.”

Great support!

“Jonathan, the developer, was very responsive to my questions and even made me some custom code modifications. Wonderful service!”

Common Pre-Sale Questions

Can SearchWP work on a huge site?

SearchWP was designed from the get-go to work best on small-to-midsize sites. It will work best on a site with anywhere from a few posts to a few thousand. If your website has tens of thousands of posts (e.g. Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types) or even hundreds of thousands I would not recommend using SearchWP.

For more information (including alternative solutions) please see this KB article

Does SearchWP Provide User (Profile) Searches?

Yes! Users and User data can be added to any Supplemental Engine. Because WordPress does not natively facilitate User searching, a Supplemental Engine must be used.

How does a license apply to development/staging sites?

Development and staging sites are exempt from license activation limits. There are certain assumed TLDs and domain patterns that are automatically accounted for, but if your development/staging site cannot be activated because you have reached your site limit please open a support ticket requesting that your URL be added to the license.

Does SearchWP support multisite? What kind of license do I need?

SearchWP both operates in a multisite environment and can perform cross-site searches. In order to activate your license for each site within the network, the license must accommodate the total number of sites within your multisite installation.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes, please see the appropriate section in the Terms.

How does PDF & document parsing, indexing, and searching work?

How does SearchWP display results?

SearchWP does not directly display search results, it only provides new results for your theme to display. SearchWP does not modify your existing search results template in any way.

Upon activating SearchWP, your search results will display in exactly the same way they did before activating SearchWP, but SearchWP tells WordPress which results to include.

To customize your search results you need to edit your theme’s search.php (or create search.php if it does not exist) and you can customize your search results in any way you would customize another template within your theme using The Loop.

Supplemental search engines are covered in depth here: Setting up a supplemental search engine: step by step

How does the indexer work? (What is tokenizing?)

SearchWP’s indexer is not a crawler. That is to say it does not operate like many search engines (e.g. Google) and it does not load pages of your website to index content. The indexer pulls data directly from the database.

Can SearchWP index PDFs & Documents stored outside the Media library?

NO. SearchWP requires that PDFs & documents be uploaded to your WordPress Media library. In order for SearchWP to index and return results, each entry must have it’s own canonical, WordPress-provided object ID. This ID is assigned when files are uploaded to the Media library, and is essential for SearchWP.

If you are using a document management plugin that stores uploads outside of the Media library of your WordPress install, SearchWP will NOT be able to work with these files.